In the 1980s and 1990s the health trend was low fat everything and calorie counting (can you believe it?). Now we see (and research shows) that a higher fat, lower carb diet helps our bodies and our minds.
Navigating your way through the world of diets and nutrition can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. As a nutrition expert, I believe the secret is eating to feel good. It's not about abstinence and being on a really strict regime, it’s about lasting lifestyle change.
And the good news is that it doesn't take a huge overhaul, just a few small changes at a time. A study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that participants who made one small, potentially permanent change in their food choices and/or physical activity each week (e.g. drinking one fewer can of soda or walking five more minutes each day) lost more than twice as much belly fat, two and a half more inches off their waistlines, and about four times more weight during a four month program, compared with those who followed traditional calorie-restriction and physical-activity guidelines.
So if you've had a bad food day or are just looking for nutritional restart, follow these guidelines until you start feeling better. You'll notice a difference very quickly if you stick to them!